You spend at least 8 hours a day in the bedroom. If the furnishings, colors and styles are outdated, you may be contemplating a full remodel. Remodeling the bedroom can perk up your home and make bedtime more pleasant, but it is important to plan carefully. Here is a 5-step program you can use to get your bedroom remodel off to the best possible start.
Step 1 – Assess Your Current Furniture
Even if you are tired of the furniture in your bedroom, that does not mean it could not be used elsewhere in your (or someone else’s) home. Carefully assess each piece of furniture in the room and look at its condition.
If the dressing table is truly beyond repair, you may have no choice but to throw it out. If all it needs is a good refinishing, it could breathe new life into someone else’s home and should be donated to a good charity. The old bookcase headboard you are tired of looking at might look great in your guest bedroom or a child’s room. Reusing your old furniture is good for your wallet and the environment.
Step 2 – Measure the Dimensions of the Room
You will need to know how much space you have to work with before buying a single piece of furniture. Measure the space carefully, calculate the square footage and the length of each wall. Once you know how much space you have to work with, you will be able to choose furniture that fits your lifestyle – and your bedroom.
Step 3 – Determine Your Color Scheme
Do you want to make a radical change, with all new furnishings and accessories, or just make a few simple alterations? If you are looking for a more marked change, altering the color scheme can make a big difference. Working with an interior design expert can help you determine you style needs.
Take a walk through the other rooms and note the color scheme. Does your home have a single overarching color scheme, or each room its own entity? Choosing the right color scheme is an essential part of any bedroom remodel.
Step 4 – Put on a New Coat of Paint
Nothing gets a bedroom remodel off to a great start quite like a fresh coat of paint. For the cost of a few gallons of paint, you can give your bedroom a whole new life.
Just clear out your existing furniture, grab your stepladder and your rollers and lay on a new coat of paint. Even if you did not think the space needed painting, you will be amazed at the results.
Step 5 – Choose the Right Furnishings
Now is the time to fill that freshly-painted space with the furnishings you have always wanted. Choose the bed, headboard, dressing table and other furniture pieces that work best for your room and think about how to best arrange them. You might want to create a drawing that shows the location of the various pieces before you haul them into the room. That will make it easier to decorate the room without dragging heavy furniture from one side of the room to the other.
Redecorating the bedroom may be hard work, but it is also a lot of fun. If you are tired of looking at the same four walls, redecorating the bedroom can give your entire home new life.